Extra, extra, read all about it! For the past couple years of the news cycle, you can't help but notice the increased attention paid across the board-from lawmakers to family units-to the use of opioids. Rightfully so, but in the shadow of all the opioid focus, methamphetamine or meth (aka speed, tweak, crystal, or biker's coffee) continues its steady march in popularity, especially among teens. Studies in Baltimore and across Maryland, where these drug crises relatively flourish, only testify to how much meth should justifiably draw attention from families everywhere across the nation. Understand Meth's Patterns and Popularity As a ...
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After an incident in which four Westminster High School students were sent to the hospital during the school day after allegedly dabbing marijuana, the school system sent an information sheet to parents who might be unfamiliar with that form of marijuana use.
The number of heroin and opioid overdoses being reported to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office is down significantly from the same time last year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not happening at the same rate.
On April 29, the community is invited to a drug awareness discussion with guest speakers, a question-and-answer session and information tables sponsored by the American Legion Gold Star 191, Counties Four VFM Auxiliary and the LCPL Robert W. Deane Marine Corps League Auxiliary.
The Biblical concept of “rescue” has been almost lost in the contemporary vernacular. Our call is to rescue the perishing, specifically, those perishing from drug and alcohol addiction. My pastor used to say, we are Easter people. We live in the light of God’s work of rescue,
I see two rays of sunshine in Carroll County: Mr. Illiano’s approach of “homestyle” intervention with some limited drug awareness and Access Carroll’s limited yet professional focus on non-drug intervention first coupled with a gradual foray into the use of drugs to combat addiction.
Maryland is poised to embark on a pilot program that would bring addiction treatment with opioid replacement medications into state prisons, where their use has been barred for years. Support to alter the policy was buttressed by success the medications have had stemming overdose deaths elsewhere.
Valentine’s Day story on “Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters,” an innovative project running through March 10 at Maryland Art Place. The Danish-born artist Peter Bruun has created one thousand drawings inspired by actual love letters.
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, in partnership with the Howard County Health Department, received a nearly $1.1 million State Opioid Response Grant from the Maryland Department of Health to establish 24-hour crisis services at the center.
Wes Moore: My friend David Lunn Jr. died of a drug overdose on Jan. 5, one of Maryland’s first opioid casualties of 2019. He died alone in a basement in Baltimore, a city where 692 people died from opioids in 2017. I'm telling his story to honor him and so that others might learn from his mistakes.
Orioles minor league outfielder Trey Whitley, who is on the roster of the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Orioles, has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the program.
The Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration received a two-year State Opioid Response grant from SAMHSA and the BHA is now seeking proposals for recovery housing from Local Behavioral Health Authorities and Local Addiction Authorities.
Carroll County State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo and the Carroll County Health Department cordially invite the public to attend the “Heroin Still Kills” premiere on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Scott Center at Carroll Community College.
Finding ways to help those who do survive an overdose or who are struggling with addiction should remain a priority, when just one dose of fentanyl proves to be lethal, it’s even more important that efforts are made to limit illicit drug flow and educate people about the dangers of trying opioids.